C-Section Performed on Doe Hit by Car, Twin Buck Fawns Saved

Jamie Olson, Rick Hanestad and Kevin Bygd performed a successful C-section on a doe hit by a car on a highway north of Boyceville, Wisconsin. Out came twin buck fawns, and after sleepless nights, antibiotics and steroids for their underdeveloped lungs, they were doing great. The DNR took the fawns...
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Photography business has 'dog breadth’

Many more people who have family pictures taken include their dogs in the poses. Photographer Kristina Lynn Marshall, owner of Kristina Lynn Photography & Design, has learned a few tricks along the way to get the best shots of those furry friends. “Dogs are very much like children, and if...
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Bison released at Belwin Conservancy

AFTON — Each spring since 2008, NorthStar Bison (Cameron, Wisconsin) has released a group of juvenile males onto Belwin’s prairie. This year’s herd will reside at Belwin through early autumn. The public are welcome to observe the herd from Belwin’s bison platform and viewing area, located at 15551 Division St., in Afton.
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Four Wolves Have Escaped A Minnesota Wildlife Center Near The Twin Cities

Anoka County residents and those in surrounding Washington and Chisago County might want to keep their eyes open for the 3 remaining escaped wolves from the Stacy, Minnesota Wildlife Science Center, as 4 had escaped last week in what some think was a mission to find a wolf pup that was taken to be bottle-fed. One of the wolves was found already, sadly having been hit by a passing vehicle. That wolf had sustained a broken back and was euthanized.
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PHOTOS: Hudson girls outfit St. Croix County K-9 with bulletproof vest

HUDSON — St. Croix County K-9 Ares is sporting a new dog-shaped bulletproof vest, thanks to the efforts of two Hudson girls. Fourth-graders Mallory Myster and Haylee Johnson, both dog-lovers, began a project last year to raise funds for Ares. The two went door to door and set up a stand at Angel’s Pet World to sell various items they made.

Menomonie woman found guilty of mistreatment of animals

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - Court records show the jury found Anne Iehl guilty of mistreatment of animals/cause of death and intentionally failing to provide food for an animal. The court scheduled Iehl’s sentencing for July 27. Gabriel the dog has since recovered and was adopted. Click HERE for the story...
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Spy snakes, rock out and more to do this weekend

The Friends of the Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will have two informational classes on Saturday, May 29. Visitors can stop from 10 a.m. to noon to view animal skulls, pelts and more at the nature center. Then from 2-3 p.m. in the picnic area, visitors can learn about...

Trial underway in case of malnourished dog

DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -The trial is underway for a Dunn County woman accused of severely malnourishing a dog. Jury selection was held Wednesday morning in the trial for Anne Iehl, 30, of Menomonie. Iehl is accused of dropping off a severely malnourished dog named Gabriel at the Dunn County...
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Gammelgarden has a whole herd of Dala horses

The Gammelgarden Museum near Scandia is celebrating the Dala horse, a Swedish icon, with an outdoor art exhibit called “Heard About our Herd?”. More than 50 horses were created by museum members and friends and the exhibit runs through June 6. Proceeds from the exhibit entries will be used to...

Bluebird trail installed!

WOODVILLE, WI – This 2021 spring, the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin (BRAW) offered a special incentive to new members. The Woodville Public Library took advantage of this offer and joined up for a year. The incentive: BRAW provided 5 well-made cedar bluebird houses to install at McMillan Park on the east side of Woodville. This is Woodville’s newest park.

Bison are back at Belwin

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the 2021 NorthStar Bison herd to Belwin! Each spring since 2008, NorthStar (Cameron, Wis.) has released a group of juvenile males onto Belwin’s prairie. This year’s herd will reside at Belwin through early autumn. The public are welcome to observe the herd...
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Celebrate summer, run a 5k for pups and more to do this weekend in the Hudson area

Pepper Fest, North Hudson Neighborhood Watch and the North Hudson PTO are sponsoring this free community event for all ages. The event will feature an obstacle course, prize drawings, games, food and snacks, music and more. Attendees are asked to follow mask and social distancing guidelines. Bring nonperishable items or...
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Baby season has begun at Alpaca farm in River Falls

It’s baby season at Eagle Eye Farm near River Falls. The farm is primarily a home to Alpacas but also has Mini Highland Cows, Babydoll sheep and Kunekune pigs. This week, their first Alpaca baby was born and there are more on the way. The farm is open for public tours, though you’ll need to reserve a day and time in advance. They also offer Alpaca yoga on the farm and summer camp opportunities.


MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - Alvin is a very special cat. He was born without even a stump of a tail. Because of this, his sphincter muscle isn’t working correctly, and he sometimes has accidents. Unfortunately, there’s no treatment outside of diapers and cleaning up after him. Volunteers at Moses Ark...

Sheriff’s office investigating dog shooting

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is asking for the public’s help to figure out what happened to 5-year-old Nash, a silver Lab. The dog is believed to have been shot with a shotgun sometime on May 4 while on private property on Elmcrest Avenue in Hugo. One of the...

Goat tours scheduled in Washington County parks

Goats are being used for prescribed grazing to set back garlic mustard and buckthorn at Washington County’s Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park and Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Residents are invited to register for a tour to learn about why they are being used. At Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, garlic...